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6th Six-Year Plan

This six year plan is the main development blue print for YBAM from 2010 to 2016. The plan continues the direction that has been set in the previous five six years plan with the incorporation of new elements to cater for the needs of the current society. This 6th Six Year Plan is also constructed based on the existing mission and vision of the YBAM, that is,

Vision: To develop a society of wisdom, compassion and gratitude

Mission: To unite the Buddhist youth and to inspire them in cultivating wisdom, compassion and gratitude

This six year plan will be effective from the adoption by the 20th Biennial National Convention in 2010, and it is expected to be replaced by the 7th Six Year Plan in 2016 through the 23rd Biennial National Convention. The definition of one year in the six year plan refers to the range of months from July till the June of the preceding year.

5th Six Year Plan (2004-2010)

The 5th Six Year Plan is the main development plan for YBAM from 2004 to 2010. It inherited the directions of the previous four six years plans, and also incorporated new strategies and policies to showcase Buddhism as a relevant religious philosophy for contemporary issues.

This Six Year Plan is also founded on the vision and mission of YBAM as follow:

Vision: To develop a society of wisdom, compassion and gratitude

Mission: To unite the strength of Buddhist youth and to cultivate their wisdom, compassion and gratitude

This plan would be the development blueprint of YBAM for the next 6 years. The following 3 terms of National Council and all state liaison committees must adhere to the plan and to accomplish the plan with might and main.

The plan should become effective immediately after being adopted by the 17th National Convention. It is estimated to be superseded by 6th Six Year Plan in 20th National Convention, year 2010.

Fourth Six Year Plan (1998-2003)

The successive growth of an organization depends on its ability to overcome current problems, sustain functional operation and make full preparation to face future challanges. Thus, in addition to its normal plans of regular and special activities, and any ad-hoc measures taken to overcome impending crisis, a well-structured and vision-driven long term strategic paln should be adopted and implemented to achive the organizational vision in the future. The YBAM Fourth-Six Year Plan, as the ,ajor development plan to be implemented from 1998-2003,will be pursued actively and continuously by the three successive terms of National Council, and supported by the member organizations and associate members of YBAM. In view of this, this plan will outline the necessary actions, programmer and projects that are considered vital to the continuous growth of YBAM in achieving its vision.

Third Six-Year Development Plan (1993-1998)

The 3rd Six Year Plan we have today, YBAM has been working on the annual planning at the end of year, bringing up the future leaders, identifying its ideals and establishing a common belief. In view of these, YBAM is truely heading towards becoming such a self-aware organization. This will assemble the internal strengths of the organization. In future, there will be a common ideal to strive for; and in the process of growing, YBAM will present itself from internal to external world. Also,from present to the future, it continuously fulfills its roles of benefiting itself and others, uniting the Buddhists and contributing to hte country and the world.

Second Six-Year Development Plan (1987-1992)

With the success of the First YBAM Plan, a second YBAM Plan is hereby formulated. Realising some minor difficulties faced while implementing the First Plan, the Second Plan attempts to provide an overall development plan with more detail on attainments to be achieved during the next 6 years. The plan will provide more emphasis on educating the masses, improvements of existing systems and up-lifting the qualities of all YBAM organised activities. It is hoped that at the end of the duration of the plan, YBAM will play a more prominent role in Dharma-dutta activities in the country and gain respects from all quarters

The First Five Year PLan (1981-1985).

The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) was formed in 1970, following a resolution made at the First National Buddhist Youth Leadership Seminar held at the Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

Aims & Objective:

1. to be the National Organisation of all Buddhist youths in Malaysia.

2. to encourage, foster and develop the practice of the Teachings of the Lord Buddha among Youths.

3. to co-ordinate the religious, social and recreational activities of Buddhist youths through its member organisations.

4. to provide leadership training for Buddhist youths.

5. to further all other interests of Buddhist youths as may be decided upon at a National Council meeting.